Street Beat: Empowering Young Women
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Street Beat host Lisa Germani reaches out to four organizations helping young women overcome obstacles in their lives. First, Jo-Anne Woodard, Chief Operating Officer at Don Bosco Hall, discusses their educational, leadership and support services to female delinquent youth. Then, Yatesha Robinson, Director of Social Work and Middle School Programming from Girls Group, explains how they support and encourage low income teens to continue their high school education. Then, Chrysantha Norwood, the Metro Detroit Organizer for GirlTrek: the largest public health nonprofit for African-American women, talks about her group’s mission and outreach. Finally, Cynthera McNeill from S.A.V.E.T.H.EM. (Stomping Away Various Epidemics by Teaching Health Education and Mentoring) joins us to share information about the upcoming Youth Step Show and Resource Fair that is fighting preventative diseases in teens.
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Street Beat: Rebuilding DetroitThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani talks to local leaders who are rebuilding the city and restoring its image. First, Arise Detroit Executive Director Luther Keith talks about Neighborhoods Day and what it is doing to improve the city. Then, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Chief Executive Officer Glen Long explains the programs this non-profit has to encourage economic growth. Next, Derek Edwards, the Senior Vice President of Invest Detroit, explains their program that is supporting business expansion and real estate development in the city. Finally, Chris Lambert, the C.E.O of Life Remodeled, discusses the life-changing projects they are currently undertaking to help make Detroit’s revitalization permanent.
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Street Beat: Energy & EnvironmentThis week on Street Beat, host April Moss looks at ways to reduce waste, save energy, and beautify our world. First, Rachel Klegon, the Executive Director of Green Living Science, explains her program that teaches Detroit children how to recycle and reduce waste. Then, Brian Wheeler, the Senior Public Information Director for Consumers Energy, provides energy saving tips for your home. Then, Karen Burke, a Horticulture Assistant with the MSU Extension - Macomb County, discusses how you can become a master gardener. Finally, State Fair Executive Director Steve Masters explains what’s new at this Michigan tradition that’s been celebrating our agricultural heritage since 1849.

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